In col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with FIWARE and PROSTEP, the Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on has crea­ted a test­bed that demons­tra­tes how data sover­eig­n­ty, block-chain, and open source tech­no­lo­gies can be joint­ly used to break infor­ma­ti­on silos. It can, her­e­by, pro­vi­de a seam­less and con­trol­led exchan­ge of data across digi­tal twins.

"This is a uni­que com­bi­na­ti­on of world-lea­ding orga­ni­za­ti­ons brin­ging the digi­tal twin to life along the pro­duct life cycle." - Ulrich Ahle, CEO FIWARE Foun­da­ti­on

The test­bed was dis­play­ed at the IoTSWC Bar­ce­lo­na 2019 among 10 other test­beds. Witnes­sing its func­tio­n­a­li­ty and pre­sen­ta­ti­on, this test­bed gai­ned a gre­at deal of popu­la­ri­ty among its audi­ence.

Read the state­ments below to gain fur­ther insights into this test­bed:

"It is a real data eco­no­my use case beco­me true: A lot of com­pa­nies are sharing data and that was only a suc­cess becau­se they have a mecha­nism to trust­worthy sha­re and match data sets. This is pro­vi­ded by the Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on with our Refe­rence Archi­tec­tu­re whe­re we defi­ne "clean-rooms" for data, our IDS con­nec­tor, whe­re you can put in data, match them and gain insights and bene­fit by mani­pu­la­ting data out of it."

- Lars Nagel, CEO IDSA

"Fiwa­re is pro­vi­ding the open source based solu­ti­on and imple­men­ta­ti­on for the trusted digi­tal twin con­cept which is brea­king down silos along the who­le pro­duct lifecy­cle."

- Ulrich Ahle, CEO FIWARE Foun­da­ti­on

"Being able to sha­re infor­ma­ti­on fas­ter in a trusted man­ner will allow us to deli­ver more robust solu­ti­ons for our machi­nes, bet­ter pro­ces­ses and in doing so, more cost effec­tively and in less time."

- Oscar Laza­ro, Mana­ging Direc­tor of Inno­va­lia, Faci­li­ta­tor of the Spa­nish IDSA Hub

For more infor­ma­ti­on on this topic, read our news arti­cle on Trusted Digi­tal Twins